This month, Ford started public on a specialized electric smoothness outpost it calls a “Deutsche Post StreetScooter WORK XL” during a bureau in Cologne, Germany. The Transit chassis-based outpost facilities an electric drivetrain designed by StreetScooter, an EV association also formed in Germany. According to a recover from Ford, a WORK XL transits are all unfailing to offer as parcel shipping vehicles for Deutsche Post DHL, a stream owners of StreetScooter.
“With Ford, we have found a ideal partner who understands a stretchable and customer-oriented approach of production. Together, we are compelling electromobility in Germany and creation inner‑city smoothness trade some-more environmentally accessible and quieter,” pronounced StreetScooter CEO Dr. Achim Kampker. “With a new WORK XL StreetScooter, we now have a ideal e-van for parcel smoothness in civil areas, that in a destiny will also advantage other ride companies.”
Ford states that a reserved around 180 employees with a assign of producing sixteen examples of a WORK XL per day, and adult to 3,500 vehicles in one year. As a vans hurl out of a plant, they will be employed by DHL drivers opposite Germany. For this purpose, a car offers adult some-more than 700 cubic feet of bucket space, and will be means to lift a 2,800 bruise bucket adult to 120 miles on a singular charge.
These numbers are achieved interjection to 76 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion batteries granted by StreetScooter. The batteries energy a engine promulgation 120 horspower and 200 pound-feet of torque to a back wheels. Ford also estimates that replacing diesel vans with a electric homogeneous will save an normal of 500 gallons of fuel per vehicle, per year.
While a WORK XL is now usually accessible to DHL within Germany, “The destiny accessibility of a electric outpost to third-party business is underneath consideration.”